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The Board 2018-02-13T10:08:46+00:00

The Board

Stephen Mason

LLB BComm DipCM FCPA FCSA JP

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Mason was formerly CEO of Creative Brands Pty Ltd and Finance Director of ASX listed  Lemarne Corporation Ltd for over 10 years and Company Secretary of Lemarne Corporation for 20 years.He is a Director of Heritage Brands Limited and is Chairman of its Audit Committee and is also a Director/Secretary of two other private companies.Stephen has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University as well as a Diploma in Corporate Management. He is a Fellow of both the CPA and CSA, where he lectures occasionally, as well as a Justice of the Peace.Stephen has had previous experience managing start up organisations and is a life member of three clubs and/or associations. He has had strong community involvement in various clubs and not-for-profit organisations, including, Lord Somers Camp, Powerhouse, the VAFA and Save our Suburbs.

Henry Cheng

MBA PhD

Henry Cheng is an influential international business leader and corporate advisor.  He has more than twenty five years commercial experience strongly focused on business development and project management across the finance, economics, investments and resources sectors.

Henry has developed strong global networks having travelled extensively and worked in many countries, with well established relationships at senior executive level through publicly listed and private companies and government entities in the Asia-Pacific region.  He collaborates with a well-developed resources investment channel into Australia with a strong resources marketing focus on the China market, which complements his resources expertise.

Henry manages an innovative approach to business development focused on delivering elevated levels of profitability for all stakeholders of his serviced groups.  He was previously the Managing Director of Manulife Insurance Group.  Henry is currently the Managing Director of Arizona Global Transaction Management Services Inc., a leading global corporate advisory firm of significant standing.

Jeanine Purdie

Jeanine Purdie, formerly a Registered Nurse in Queensland, has also worked in media, marketing, advertising and property sales in both Brisbane and Melbourne.Jeanine is knowledgable on issues affecting the healthcare system and has a keen interest in social justice and assisting the disadvantaged in the community.Jeanine juggles a busy household, is involved in her children’s schooling and sporting interests and when time permits will complete her Masters in Business.Jeanine is passionate about the longevity of Australian Patients Association in striving to assist all Australian patients.

John Shinkfield

Dip F.S. (Brok), ANZIIF (Sen. Assoc), QPIB, CIP

John Shinkfield is an influential and experienced International Insurance Broker with over 46 years of uninterrupted practice in the Insurance Broking industry. He has also worked in the London insurance market as well as traveled extensively to expand his expertise. His focus during this extended period beside holding a number of Executive Management and Directorial positions has been the procurement, placement and maintenance of large corporate insurance programmes, with the Mining Industry being a specialist interest of recent years. Captive Insurance Company management coupled with Risk Management practices and Risk Identification are areas that have also occupied his interest over an extended period. The art of negotiation being a fundamental requirement in fulfilling a successful Insurance Broker role

Gary Copolov

Gary Copolov is the founder and Managing Director of Gold Medal Marketing Pty Ltd.

Gold Medal Marketing was established in 1991 to assist businesses to develop and implement winning Business Development Plans.Gary has developed a number of unique consultancy and business development programs to service clients.

Gold Medal Marketing provides consultancy and group workshop programs to manufacturers, retailers, importers and exporters.His experience involves Marketing and Management consultancy to a wide breadth of industries.

Apart from business consultancy Gary now operates a number of Airbnb properties in inner Melbourne. Of particular enjoyment is the interaction with guests and showcasing Melbourne.

Gary is a Graduate of Monash University, where he completed studies in Law, Economics, Politics and Sociology.

Married with two university age children Gary’s interests include the local gym for regular workouts, bike rides with friends along the nearby beach road and walks with the dog.Gary’s interest in medical and patient issues first arose from an incident when parachuting out of a plane and later after being hit in the head by an errant bogey board at Bondi beach. Gary’s aim is to assist patients.

Genna Angelowitsch

LLB (Hons) BA (Dist) ASLIV

Genna Angelowitsch is a Senior Associate at Adviceline Injury Lawyers and is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, and a Bachelor of Arts.

Genna has worked in personal injury law for over ten years, representing people who have been injured as a result of medical negligence, workplace accidents and transport accidents.

She primarily practices in Melbourne’s western suburbs, enabling injured people to access representation without the need to travel into the city.”

Susan Bell

LLB, BEd, Dip App Sc (Nursing)

Susan Bell is a former Registered Nurse, Clinical Consultant and Nursing Educator, now working in business as the Business Development Manager at ERA Legal in Melbourne CBD. With a diverse business background in the nursing profession, wine industry and legal profession Susan has a breadth of business skills. Susan has experience with the responsibilities of Board membership through her involvement with a regional wine association in South Australia.

Susan understands the importance of building strong relationships in furthering policy initiatives to enhance health care and well being for all Australians.

She is mother to two adult children and enjoys travelling, cooking and catching up with family and friends over a meal and glass wine.